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Fresh Pea & Almond Pasta Salad

Fresh Pea & Almond Pasta Salad

Perfect for the back yard BBQ or picnic in the park- pasta salad is always a huge hit in my house. I love it as a side dish or even just a big bowl for lunch. Yum. I like to do this when my local farmers market has fresh peas because they go perfectly with toasted almonds!


  • 250 gr bowtie (or penne) pasta
  • 1 cup fresh peas cooked tender in salted water
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup mayo (or your favorite bottled creamy salad dressing works well too in a pinch)
  • 1/2 cup almond slivers toasted
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 2 green onions sliced thin
  • Salt & pepper
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika


Cook your pasta in well salted water and then rinse well in cold water to cool it down. Mix everything together while the pasta cools and then blend it with the chilled pasta. An optional ingredient would be a little grated Parmesan cheese. Yup- it’s really that easy!

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 15 minutes

Total time: 25 minutes

Yield: 4 to 6 servings

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